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the nation as the jackpot hits $550 million. nbc's jay gray is in dallas where the tickets are being at a fast and furious pace. jay? >> reporter: yeah, we're at fuel city where they sell a ton of gas. they have great tacos here. they sell a lot of other things too. as you can see the big ticket item today obviously has been those tickets. first you have the group that came in before work this morning, then the lunchtime crowd came in, now we're getting a bit of lull before the end of work group makes their way through to buy tickets. and we expect this place to be jam packed like it has been throughout the day today. they are selling at a fast pace, not only here in dallas, but across the country, a lot of work going on, and right now the "associated press" just reporting the rate of sales is 130,000 tickets every minute right now. they've already sold more than $1 billion worth of tickets. you know, that $1 out of every $2 that is spent on a ticket goes to the state selling that ticket. a lot of states obviously use that to fund programs including education here in texas and some o
that and extend it out further. >> richard fisher of the dallas fed told me last night they don't do that. actually, that's not fair. he said in his opinion they shouldn't do that. we don't know, you might right. mike of "forbes," thank you very much. >>> this is truly the video of the day. the israelis get their man. the military head of hamas taken down with a missile strike and the fighting isn't over. what's it mean for our security and even our markets? all while we don't have a cia director. we're going to ask a mideast expert in our next half hour. >>> now, wait a minute, take a look at this rare diamond. 76 carats. almost lost this story. 76 carats sold at auction in geneva last night for $21.5 million. the arch duke joseph diamond. it's flawless, colorless diamond which brought bidders in, and it's got a history belonging to a dynasty. how about that? >>> up next, the former cia director, david petraeus, put state secrets in peril. the president said there's no evidence, but senior senators accuse obama of a possible benghazi cover-up. we'll get right to that also. >>> this presi
-old building in downtown dallas was imploded yesterday. no, it's not jerry jones' reaction to the cowboys' play against the browns yesterday. they did win. demolition experts attached 300 pounds of dynamite in strategic places and there it went. built in the 1920s, that building, by a cotton tycoon. >>> we talk a lot about how the fiscal cliff will hurt the u.s. but that obscures the pain that will be felt at the state and local levels. our senior economics reporter steve leisman has been doing the math about who falls the hardest if we do go over the cliff. steve? >> if you think about it, it is designed so that there is a lot of pain. the idea of the fiscal cliff, the sequestration, automatic cuts to bring people to the table. we've done, with the help of technology, using diver technology, we dove in to take a look at where federal spending is highest. it is color coated by per capita spending by county here. what you see -- take a look. where it's red it's the highest from 20 all the way up to 175,000. there's actually one county in north carolina where i think hatteras island is where ther
have seen strong numbers year over year and rent growth in austin, dallas, houston, san antonio, has been in the 3% to 6% year over year rent growth so strong performance. >> so rent is killing it but would you be a buyer. warren came over here a year ago and said if he could do anything with his money and made sense he would go up and buy up single family homes. he'd do it in florida, arizona, nevada, that was the argument. >> i think the mortgage market has to come back for the residential end user but i'd buy some land divisions, lot developments that will make sense over the next couple of years. >> behind the curtain of the commercial business. >> steven and i were talking a minute ago about retailers and e-commerce and we see a big impact from e-commerce when we buy a shopping center, we have to pay attention to our cost basis so that retailers who come in and occupy that space will have the ability to compete against e-commerce and do well and protect their profit margins so we're seeing retailers absorb. >> can they get there? >> they can. >> because they'll always have that
, even 60s in dallas. and then out towards the west, final and he will getting a break in spots like seattle. 50 degrees. so a bit more mild. very chilly in the mountains. 81 in los angeles and phoenix. rest of the four corners, very dry and mild. what about your travel? a lot of people will be traveling not just to the shopping mall, but to the airports. we do have someplaces where we may see some backups. what i can it or not, backups could take place especially places like detroit, houston. minor delays in nashville. but new york and los angeles for the time being, nothing to speak of. might have volume delays later in the day at jfk. back to you. >> real quickly, as we head into sunday, a lot of people traveling back on sunday, any idea about whether the weather will continue to get worse or improve? >> it is going to be rough in parts of the northern plains. a lot of the small regional airports. out west, not bad either. >> thank, reynolds. happy post-thanksgiving to you. best buy of course in need of a strong start to the holiday shopping seen. jane wells is in california and a
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